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Spotlight on Health – September

Spotlight on Health - September

School is in full swing, and the excitement of fall sports is in the air. Cooler weather is in the forecast. It’s a perfect time to take advantage of getting outside to exercise.

If the above-average temperatures kept you inside this summer, the cooler weather may be a good time to become more active. Try going for a walk in your neighborhood or playing a fun game of ball with friends.

At UAMS, we hope that you enjoy the fall weather and all the events that September has to offer.

Living Healthy Newsletters

Fall can be the time for you to rev up your workout routine. It’s the time to get outside and get moving. With a new school year starting, it can also be the time for you and your family to have a fresh start with your exercise and nutrition habits.

September is also Cholesterol Education Month. Our newsletters will also feature information on managing and eating to control your cholesterol.

In our Living Healthy Newsletters we want to provide plenty of healthy tips and advice for whatever situation or condition you may be facing.

Are you interested in health information about healthy living, wellness and fitness or women’s health? Subscribe Today to receive UAMS Living Healthy newsletters every month. It’s easy and free!

Recipes

Since September is Cholesterol Education Month, UAMS has many different low cholesterol recipes for you to choose from. We offer main dish recipes as well as snacks and desserts. Find anything from a blueberry banana smoothie to pasta salad and herb roasted potatoes. See our entire selection of low cholesterol recipes.

Looking for more healthy recipes? Visit our health library, which will provide you with recipes to prepare many full meals that meet most dietary needs.  See Our Library

Health Tips

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is used to make some hormones, vitamin D and bile acids, which help to digest fat. Cholesterol also is used to build healthy cell membranes (walls) in the brain, nerves, muscles, skin, liver, intestines and heart. Your body makes enough to meet your needs; you don’t have to get cholesterol in your diet.

High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. High blood cholesterol itself does not cause symptoms; so many people are unaware that their cholesterol level is too high.

For more information on cholesterol and how you can manage it, go to our page on lowering your cholesterol.

Podcast – Here’s to Your Health

From our Here’s to Your Health archives, Dr. T. Glenn Pait provides tips and advice for your health. It’s the time of year when you can get outside and be more active and start a regular exercise routine. Listen to Dr. Pait’s tips on exercise.

Interested in hearing more Here’s to Your Health podcasts? Visit our archive today!

Medical Myth

Do you often have trouble sleeping? Do you toss and turn and try counting sheep? Have you often heard that drinking warm milk makes you sleepy? Is this a myth or is it true? Find out the answer.

Want to find the answers to other medical myths? Our UAMS mythbusters have investigated the truth behind some of the more popular myths. Visit our collection and find out the real deal.

Patient Story

Before UAMS provided her the first 30-year knee implants in Arkansas, Martha Pearson had been nearly crippled by recurring knee problems since childhood.

She had nine knee surgeries from 1972 until 1990, when at age 31 there was no longer cartilage to repair. Without the cushion of cartilage, her knees were down to bone on bone. The only solution was knee replacement surgery, but she was forced to wait because of her age.

Read Martha’s story

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